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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2010
Souverain Alexander Valley Merlot 2010
(search item no. 119107)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby in color, this dense and concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blackcurrant and blueberry with hints of violet and clove. the core of vibrant fruit balances nicely with the ne-grained tannins, creating a plush and juicy mouthfeel. Baking spice notes from aging in oak barrels meld nicely with the generous black fruit and lead to a long, smooth nish.
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About Souverain:

Winemaker Ed Killian has been making wine in California's Alexander Valley for 25 years. he knows the vineyards in the valley inside and out and understands which blocks will give him the fruit he is looking for to create Souverain's signature style. Souverain's 120-year-old estate in the Alexander Valley is the primary source for grapes for the illustrious portfolio of Souverain wines. Killian consistently produces outstanding wines that represent the best of Alexander Valley, including an Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the flagship Winemaker's Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.